If your inability to fall asleep at night interferes with your quality of life, you could have insomnia. At Sleep Cycle Center, Chad Denman, DDS, and the sleep specialty team offer complete care for acute and chronic insomnia. They customize treatments that include lifestyle changes and therapy to help you get high-quality sleep at night so that you can function more efficiently during the day. You can meet with the team at the office or use the online telehealth app. Schedule an insomnia evaluation online or call the Austin or Lakeway, Texas, office today.
A common sleep disorder, insomnia makes it difficult to fall asleep or stay asleep throughout the night. This sleep disruption can make you feel excessively sleepy during the day and affect your mood and quality of life.
For some people, insomnia can be acute and last for just a few days or weeks. Acute insomnia is often caused by stress or trauma, and your sleep habits and lifestyle can contribute to acute insomnia.
Others develop chronic insomnia that lasts for a month or longer due to underlying medical problems or the use of some medications.
You should schedule an insomnia evaluation with the team at Sleep Cycle Center if you have trouble falling asleep or if you have symptoms like:
The team offers thorough physical exams, home sleep testing, and other diagnostic services to better understand the cause of your insomnia. After they review your medical history, the sleep specialists complete a physical. They will order additional testing to see if underlying medical problems affect your sleep.
Sleep Cycle Center team customizes treatment plans for insomnia based on your unique needs. They usually first recommend lifestyle changes that make it easier to fall asleep. Among these changes is going to bed and waking up at the same time every day and putting down electronics like smartphones and tablets at least an hour before bedtime.
If you take medications to treat existing health problems, the team can review your health history to determine if you need to make changes to your treatment plan.
The team might refer you to cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to treat chronic insomnia. This therapy teaches you how to better manage your thoughts and change beliefs that affect your sleep quality. In addition to treatment, you could benefit from the short-term use of natural supplements or medications that help you fall asleep or stay asleep throughout the night.
Sleep Cycle Center offers the convenience of telehealth visits so that you can meet with the team to follow up on the success of your insomnia treatments. Call Sleep Cycle Center office nearest to you today or book a consultation online to get help for insomnia.